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CBT Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Based of full time hours
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
To work as a member of the clinical service/ team, providing a high quality, specialist psychological therapy service to clients, their families or carers. In addition, to support psychological practice within the team through consultation, supervision, formulation and training and by participating in systematic clinical governance. To work with complex presentations suitable for psychological therapy in the team, utilising a high level of knowledge and experience and adapting approaches as appropriate, with regard to evidence based practice.

Main duties of the job

To carry out specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the service, based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex psychological data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care, in order to reach a psychological formulation of the clients difficulties.

To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and or management of clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and to practice within the context of evidence based approaches and the overall therapeutic approach philosophy of the service.

To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations, drawing upon recognised explanatory models and the evidence base. To deliver high quality psychological therapy, working with psychological difficulties that are likely to be amenable to good outcomes using the therapy being delivered. To deliver psychological therapy in the context of collaborative therapeutic relationships, and to resolve difficulties in the therapeutic relationship with humility and compassion

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Recognised/accredited postgraduate level training in a psychological therapy as specified in the appendix.



  • Substantial post-qualification/accreditation experience of specialist psychological therapy (assessment, formulation and treatment), as specified in the Appendix, maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.A high level of competence in applying a psychological therapy to complex difficulties appropriate for this therapy with the client group, and a proven track record of delivering positive outcomes in this therapyExperience of offering teaching, training and supervision within a demanding organisational context.A clear and theoretically informed approach to supervisionExperience of delivering group interventionsExperience of representing psychological therapy within the context of multi-disciplinary care within a complex organisational contextSignificant experience of working with the particular client group served by the team/serviceKnowledge of guidance and legislation in relation to the client group.A high level specialist knowledge of the theory and practice of specialist psychological therapy as specified in the appendix, as applied to the client group using this service.Experience of the application of psychological therapy in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework.Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the professional registration/accrediting body specified in the appendix.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


The Bridge Centre

2c Newtown Road



SO50 9DB

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